Main Purpose

To provide meaningful business information analytics and insights to the Value Chain team, that is aligned with the achievement of strategic goals and scorecards. Work alongside functional experts to identify opportunities for business improvement and value chain optimisation through advanced analysis that enables sustainable value chain decisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Food Matrix teams in completing value chain toolkits and templates working closely with them and their suppliers where needed
  • Develop financial costing models through benchmarking and process analysis
  • Development of strategic insights and recommendations through analytics which delivers clear value and customer and supplier benefit solution
  • Oversee and manage the extraction of data sets for value chain analysis by working closely with Foods BI, IT and Foods Data specialists to ensure data is extracted timeously, valid, accurate, complete
  • Collaborate with peers and leadership in the wider business to leverage customer data insights and learning
  • Develop strong and productive relationships across all Categories, Foods Trade Development, Marketing, Customer, Finance, Merchandise, Technical, Food Development and Planning including other areas
  • Engage and collaborate with functional experts to identify opportunities for business improvement using data driven insights and analytics
  • Identify and develop dynamic reporting solutions that are accurate and effectively deliver to the information and needs of the Value Chain Strategy and broader Foods community
  • Engage with business and data specialists to focus on continuous improvement of information in terms of relevance, quality, speed of delivery and value
  • Timeous and accurate reporting which includes space usage and performance analysis, trend analysis, interpretation and optimisation
  • Efficiently respond to requests for information within the required timeframe and specification, with a focus on translating ad-hoc solutions into effective, sustainable solutions
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in retail data analytics, trends and capabilities relating to GIS analytics

Key Competencies

  • Relevant qualification i.e. CIMA or B.Com or equivalent with mathematics, statistics as majors
  • 10 or more years proven experience in a Retail and analytics environment
  • Experience with BI analytical tools (i.e. Tableau, Qlik)
  • Experience in reporting, data visualisation, data mining, data analysis
  • Understand the Foods Product hierarchy, Woolworths Foods and Financial systems architecture
  • Ability to combine, analyse data from various sources and produce visualisations that answers business questions
  • Ability to draw insights from data analytics, summarize findings and make
  • Ability to work with and manipulate large volumes of data
  • Strong understanding of retail business processes and of Woolworths merchandise data
  • Advanced Excel (with experience using graphs etc.)


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passionate about cost optimization and continuous improvement
  • Process minded
  • Makes insightful business recommendations
  • Delivery and service oriented
  • Strategic thinking ability, with an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Good time management and the ability to manage multiple requests/tasks
  • Passion for the brand and customers
  • Strong customer service focus / customer centric
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong focus on quality
  • Sound business acumen
  • Passionate about applying analytics to enhance the retail experience
  • Planning and organising ability
  • Delivers high performance
  • Connects people & data

Closing Date: 12 March 2021

“As a proud South African brand, Woolworths is committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions.”

Desired Skills:

  • As per the job spec

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